St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John Animal Shelter Seeking Community Assistance

St. John Animal Shelter Seeking Community Assistance

St. John the Baptist Parish – The St. John Animal Shelter recently seized more than 150 dogs in a cruelty case and are asking for the assistance of the community while waiting to transport the dogs to larger humane groups.

Cleaning supplies such as bleach, bleach wipes, towels, cleaning cloths and paper towels are needed and as well as pet supplies such as dog bowls, beds, blankets, treats, canned food especially AD or canned puppy food.

 Shelter Manager Rachael Sance says this is also an excellent opportunity for residents to obtain service hours as they desperately need volunteers and fosters homes. The shelter will provide wire kennels, food, bowls, medical treatment, flea and heartworm prevention while in the care of a foster person.

Fosters may have other animals in their home as long as they are current on veterinary care. Young children aren’t recommended since these animals haven’t had much human contact and are very fearful and unsure of people.  “These dogs are frightened but do not bite,” said Sance.

Volunteers are also needed to help socialize the dogs each day from Noon to 4:00 p.m.  so that the dogs can become more trusting.  Monetary donations to cover medical care, transportation to rescue, etc. can be made to the St. John Parish Animal Shelter during business hours or via paypal to

The St. John Animal Shelter is located at 488 West 2nd Street in LaPlace and can be reached at 985-651-7387.